Ms. Gonzales was walking down the street at about 11 p.m. when she was struck by a sedan near Evers and Huebner roads
LEON VALLEY, TX, (July 20, 2021) – Jynette Marie Gonzales, 41, simply was walking down a street when she was sadly and tragically killed in a pedestrian accident on Tuesday, July 20th, in Leon Valley, just outside San Antonio.
Ms. Gonzales was in the 7200 block of Sulky Lane at about 11 p.m. when she was struck by a blue sedan near the intersection of Evers and Huebner roads.
She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
FATAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
As authorities investigate the tragedy, charges could be lodged against the driver of the sedan, who remained at the scene.
Sadly, pedestrians such as Ms. Gonzales are getting killed at an alarming rate in our country.
According to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths. An estimated 6,590 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years.
“Having the proper resources is extremely important to investigate a pedestrian accident case and prove negligence,” said Candice Bond, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney and a Managing Partner at Bond Legal. “Road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting are all possible contributing factors that are considered and must thoroughly be examined. These procedures are necessary for helping those who have lost a loved one receive the justice that they deserve.”
WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
Family members of Jynette Marie Gonzales may be entitled to a wrongful death claim for damages covering loss of love and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
“It is almost always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian,” said Stefano Formica, Of Counsel at Bond Legal and a national analyst for The Legal Advocate. “Serving as an advocate, an attorney can help compassionately guide a family through this difficult time, while protecting their rights.”
Formica points out that insurance companies often try to pressure victims to settle for a quick payout for far less than the case is worth. “An attorney will vigorously advocate for their client to ensure that they are treated with respect and compensated fairly,” he said.
The Legal Advocate’s national legal analysts Candice Bond and Stefano Formica are experienced in fatal pedestrian accidents, and if you or a family member need help they are available for a free consultation to guide you.
(Candice Bond, Managing Partner, and Stefano Formica, Of Counsel, at Bond Legal, are the national legal analysts for The Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocate can and does use quotes from prior interviews with our analysts for our news articles. If you would like to contact Bond Legal to help you, please call 866-599-0297 or use the submission box found on this page. Legal analysts quoted may or may not be licensed in your state).